The 2016 National Finals of the Beef Cattle Judging Competition has been won by Queensland's Sarah Peters. South Australia's Nick Van Den Berg came in at 2nd followed by Victoria's Alexander Chester. Fantastic effort to make it to the National Finals. A huge thankyou to all the competitors.
Each State has been represented today in the FCAS National Final for Dairy Cattle Judging. Queensland's Sarah Peters took first place, followed by South Australia's Ben Hentschke with Victoria's Glenn Ross achieving third. Fantastic achievement to make it to the National Finals.
The 2016 Rural Ambassador Awards National Final was held overnight in Launceston by FCAS. Victoria's representative Sherrie Lee did an outstanding job but the coveted prize was awarded to South Australia's representative Jeremy Schutz followed by NSW representative Charles Mills as Runner Up. Congratulations to all the finalists for representing your state.
Victoria's representative Ella McCarthy has claimed 2nd place in todays National Merino Fleece Judging Final held by FCAS in Launceston. First place went to NSW representative Brooke Sewell while 3rd was taken out locally by Tasmania's representative Jesse Morgan.
Well done to all the competitors in the State Final held at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday.
Erin Arnott took out 1st prize in the Junior Handling, 2nd Tiffany McLauchlan and 3rd place was Diana Branson.
Jessica Parker is the Victorian State Final Winner for Junior Cattle Judging this year. Followed by Ruby Canning in 2nd place and Taylah Sykes coming in third.
Katerina Blekic has taken out the coveted Rural Ambassador Award for 2016. Katerina represents the Mildura Show Society and won the Junior Ambassador Award 2015. She will go on to the Nationals and be a fantastic representative for Victoria. Taylor McPhail, representing the Wangaratta Show Society was runner up to Katerina. Congratulations to the 2 of you.
After a gruelling day at the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday, including competing in the Young Farmers Challenge and coming in Second Place the eleven contestants represented their show societies splendidly. They met with our panel of 3 judges, then delivered their 3 minute speech to the guests at the luncheon. They all put forth very a convincing story as to how they would "Encourage Youth Participation in Agricultural shows and the Community" Many ideas came across and we certainly will be taking some of their advise.
A huge thank you to all of those that attended the Luncheon, without you support our Rural Show Societies would not be as successful. To our 3 judges, Jason Ronald OAM, Stephanie Bullen and Tim Lee we thank you so very much for sitting on our panel and taking part in such an important event on our calendar.
Lynne Wickenton has been crowned Victoria's best for her Carrot Cake winning the State Final at the Victorian Agricultural Show's Annual Convention.
Lynne is a regular on the Agricultural scene but does not enter for the accolades " I just love cooking". She learnt from her mother and grandmother and entered into her local show at Noorat, which she received 1st prize for. This prize earned her a place in the South-West Group competition, which she won and then onto the state final.
"I'm a perfectionist, I like to do my best, it was a very nice surprise to win."